Roberto Romanello wins EPT Prague

Roberto Romanello wins EPT Prague

Monday, 20 December 2010

Roberto Romanello is the latest name on the 2010 British poker roll of honour after winning the PokerStars EPT Prague Main Event.

The Welshman, who sported a lucky grey wig throughout the six-day event, outlasted a field of 563 players to pocket a €640,000 first prize. Romanello was visibly moved by the victory, trying vainly to hold back tears after eventually sealing the win against Italy's Emiliano Bono.

The 34-year-old has come close to EPT glory before, finishing sixth in Copenhagen last year and making the money at this year's Barcelona event. “I’ve been trying to do this for a very long time,” he said. “This means everything to me. I feel ecstatic”.

Romanello's win was the fifth by a UK player in 13 EPT events this year. Add to this five WSOP bracelets and 2010 really can be called the year of the Brit.

The final table positions and payouts were as follows:

1 Roberto Romanello Wales €640,000
2 Emiliano Bono Italy €435,000
3 Marcin Horecki Poland €247,000
4 Peter Skripka Russia €163,000
5 Marco Leonzio Italy €130,000
6 Jan Bendik Slovakia €100,000
7 Manuel Bevand France €71,000
8 Roberto Nulli Italy €54,550

Image courtesy of the PokerStars blog.

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